The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on August 18, 1951 · Page 7
Get access to this page with a Free Trial

The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 7

Blytheville, Arkansas
Issue Date:
Saturday, August 18, 1951
Page 7
Start Free Trial

8ATURDAY t AUGUST 18, 19S1 BLTTHEVTLLE, (ARK.) COURIER NEWS FACE SETEN Our Boordinq House with Mo|. Hoople OUTOUR WAY By J. R. Williams 6GAD/gL)6T£R.' THIS ME ru HOT sieep MISTAH TWiees LA.KVJISE is TICAL/'. HE AfttfT APT TO "STAY OUT / I'M A WRECK/ f VOO1* FATHER DO6SNT DO SOME THING ABOUT T^SSE KITES SOON, ILL SHOOT THEM DOWM WITH THE SHOT- Ht IS THE MOST PUNCTUAL OP — MOT OkJ& TO STROLL BORM THIRTY YEARS TOO SOOM W —iTT"-— Get The Best Car Service! All Miktf led' Mcdeli! No matWr what Kind ol car you drive, you'll save money Oj getting the personal service at T 1 Stay Motor Co We'll car* tor pour, car u you would yourself T. I. SEAT MOTOR CO. C%rr*tei*-f lT*om1h Dealer 121 i. Mai* Ph*»e 2121 THE GILA MURDER • BY JULIUS LONG • What Don't You Need? OH rickety fmrnitur*. worn clothes, flshlny equipment. Anything on earth that von don't want Is worth money In trades and swap* at H * M Sales Co, Bring; It down— you'H flijd something yo« DO H&MSalesCo. 117 E. Main Phone 6853 No More Smelly, Nasty Garbage In Your Home TUB dTORYi L • * ra C*lto*. wealth le»1 woraaa la CoL(OHVlll«, die* of a fccarl attack nfttr being Mtlth by a Gila Mo»»t*r which Paul Baker. «onnty pro*eeaior. •*7* w«* paC ta Ik* flavr eom- partMt-Di of a*r car for tar »nr- po*e of Martfrrlai; her. Bui iat Olla'w hablial la ta* Houtaweat. noi rhe Mlddlrvmi, and tac question I*, from where did ft cone! Sam. tae widower, lived !• ArJxcna before • (• aiarrJavr f» Laura, There »r* «!•» a BOB, Lawreac*, »a4 a a\a««kter Pat. VI BAKER pictured himself going around asking small boys and old men who had been looking for food for Gila Monsters. 'Your father testified that the Gila Monster that bit your mother aad not been fed recently." • 'Quite so," said Lawrence Col- Ion, "but the creature might have been- imported to thU country some time ago—in which case whoever kept it - and its mate would have collected th* kind of food it required." "Any other suggestion?" "Oh, .yes. Th* questioa ot motivation for murder. Who profits from my mother's ctwmise? Had you considered thu question you should certainly not have attempted to embarrass my poor father. He's virtually cut out the wilL Mother left him a trust fund from which be is to r«ceivi a paltry $2000 a year." "He doesn't have to abide by that," Baker pointed out. "He can elect to take one-third of th estate under the law of descen and distribution." The youth Ufted h* brow* a* i/ i horror of .such an idea. "Really, your entire viewpoin of this case is predicated upon a absolute ignorance .of my famil and my father in particular. Wh do you suppose h* gav* up promising career as a mining en gineer to return to Coltonville an sub s ist on my mother's charity Because he was lazy? Why, has one of the keenest minds l'\ ever encountered. He feeds DISPOSALL Install It Right Under Your Sink Out of Sight! Shre4« food wutc to small nits Washn It »afel; down the drain Simple as A-B-C Fits almost any sink. See It today at HliBBARD & HOKE APPLIANCE CO. X & Quality READY MIX CONCRETE PHONE 2380 Blocks—Culverts JOHNSON BLOCK CO. 61 Hlwlj So. Bljthevin ind with books* with thought. "He came here simply because e was always deeply in love with y mother. You may wonder at mt, as 1 have many times, but ie simple truth is that he adored er and would do anything she esired for bjrn. even forsaking is career. Now. though mother dead, my father, Sam Colton, •ouldn'i think of disobeying her ast will and testament by taking u>re fr,om her estate-than she rifhed him to have." "Where does the bulk go?" laker'asked. "Patricia and 1 inherit the bal- nce outright. 1 might point out neither PatrJcia nor myself ver had any luck trying to get ather to accept money from our llowances. He would state flatly hat if mother had wished him to iav« any more money she would iave given it to him." "Well," Baker conceded, "that Loes rule out motivation for your ather in the commission of the crime." "Of course it doe*. And it fur- nishee adequate motivation for cocted for people who havent th* brains to puzzle out things worthwhile. 1 wouldn't try to solve the crime of my mother's murder for anything in the world!" With that he walked off, and Baker was glad, for he was afraid he would have hit the youth, had he stayed: The incident of his face-slapping 1 and the encounter with Lawrence Colton caused him to abandon his thought of driving away in his car. He walked slowly back to his office. Sam Colton was just descending the stairway as he turned into it "Oh, there you are! Your secretary said you were gone for th« day." I changed my mind," laid Baker. 'Well, I'm giad of a chance to see you. 1 just heard about Pal's behavior from Johnnie Me Adams. Of course you realize that the child was over-wrought." "Ot course. Would you IJke to come back upstairs to my oflice? I'd like to hear more about Gils Monsters-" Sara laughed. "I'd be delighted to talk to you—but I'm afraid I've exhausted the subject." • * • rpHEY ascended 'the stairs, and rUCXLW AND Hit FEIENM By MERRILL BLOWEB Lard I* ElwtH ** NWD A ClOWN \ life A NATUQAX FO£OU*MFTERUOCtf \J WHO OSS OF J*?*** SPORT _ ^\ "BUT* et 'Now don't ask your father for party money until 1 find out his score and how the match came out!" tT TO FIBST 6*>5£ VJ(TM HER? 1 EVEM GET N Trie BALLPARK/ PRISCIl.LA'S POP The Losing Fight BY AL VERMEER VALOOf AREN'T COOPS'. I'M SOING TO (SORRY HAZEL OPEN THE CAP? DOOR FOR ME? F 11 WAS THAT CUTE STENOGRAPHER AT YOUR OFFICE, I'LL ' SET YOU WOULDN'T FORGET TO LET HER OUT* ^/ffi P />- NOW TH6.TS NOT TRUE, PEAR, IF n WAS THAT CUTE STENOGRAPHER, I WOULDN'T LET HER OUT AT ALL! lUtfe*//* 'atricia and me." • • • >AKEB hesitated, then * "What about Johnnie Adatna? Isn't he going to marry Baker escorted Colton into his private oflice. The two faced eacb other across Baker's desk. Baker waited on the older man to begin; rour «iiUr and take over all the Colton property management?" Lawrence Colton bur*t into shrill laughter. suppose that's what everyone in town is thinking! The unvarnished truth is that Patricia has tolerated Johnnie only because mother marked him as the man for her. Patricia will give him short shrift, now that mother's gone, and he knows it," Baker felt a little disappointment as motivation for McAdams vanished. He asked the youth irritably: "Well, whom do you suspect?' he had always liked and pitied the (consort of Coltonville's uncrowned said: empress. Me-1 N was unpleasant to think that Laura's will had cut Sam off with $2000 annual allowance, but Lawrence Colton lifted his deli- then Sam would probably find this munificent contrasted with ' hij previous allowance. For years he had been virtually penniless, prevented froni working at his profession. There were various esti- weekly allowance permitted Sam by his wife; these averaged about $2 per week. Baker had heard many a story of poor Sam being sent downtown to purchase some small item and having to walk out empty-handed because Laura had forgotten to give him the sales tax money. She would take him into a clothing VfC FUNT H«E THAT DM.. Prlnlg and Picture BY MICHAEL O'MALLKY and RALPH LANH f STILL NO TBUCE fTHt SCOUNDREL HM> OM.V 1 OF »cTisG SIWCE I & rew MOMENTS'sTMCTNWUl HE LEFT TH' CtRCUSVTHt CR1IK «K« VXOVUttD. TRMU, ME. UcKEE. W COP* HERE seweoee M.L STRKTS.GMWG6* MI'PARKIIJ 1 FOK WS OE..8UT- CHIRRUPED. "OUR POLICE MIL UAB Nil W NO TWE!> MOW H6'S PROBfcBLV ] THE NATION, WHILE TH6VRE STttl ROM- UIUO UP MIEV* W.WMS THERE!* 9OUE DISASTER W«6M r 1 OWE YOU * JOS VOITH ANY RESPOtlSIBILITV! •37000 IT CO&T »E THIS riMEl s^~~-£ I LIKE TO Stfi TOO ADUAMCE.*?/* WE D0VT «OY,BuT I CAN'T AFF9RP ITl/UECOVK W UOVf1600», rilRESMH -HcKtE store and buy his clothes. Some- cate brows. "Me? Oh, I abhor [times Sam wore hand-me-downs, detective stories! The? are ccn-1 (To B« Continued) FOR SALE Concrete culverts, 12 Inch to 4ft inch, plain or re enforced. Also Concrete Building 1 Blocks cheaper than lumber for barns, chicken house*, pump houses tenant houses, tool sheds. We deliver. Call MS for free estimate. OSCEOLA TILI & CULVERT CO. Check Your Speedometer! It Will SKTB Ta* Money Are you sure your speedometer •eads correctly? It's no excuse toi speeding Come In tomorrow jne day service for all cars and Lrucfcs, T. I. SEAY MOTOR CO. Chrysler-fVjrnioiUh Deiler 121 E M»in Phone 2122 REPAIR SERVICE All appliances: refrigerators, freezers, ranees, and washers. Radios and small appliances. All our work Is guaranteed. Adams Appliance Co. PRESCRIPTIONS Fresh Stock Guaranteed Best Prices Kirby Drug Stores CAPTAIN EASY Tough on Wash BY LESLIE TURNER PfiiutU! DRIRV QUEEN am SU NDAl i CmiM PIIRT QUEEN !• SVNDIES • «UT$ • SHAKES • PINTS lUIRTS < DAIRY QUEEN So. Highway 61 - Shot Repair Helps Y«u Look Your Best. THI& (6 THE LIFE. EH, YSAH. -LOTSA 6OOD LOOKJM BABE-*, TOO, «ET TH16, *TUPID/ . WHEN MXTM O' THEM ON TWt LAM, A.ANCHOVIC* VOU UftT BA86V) WHAT 5TRJCTI.V AU3N6W LIVE* IN HEV/ THSYVB 6OT *TLJPID* PINSB-B- PB1NT*—AND H-fl LTCRS 'usury SMOG s*o- 121 w. M a i NI ST. BUGS BUNNY Need a Bucket? SHEET METAL WORKS OF ALL KINDS Custom work for gins, alfalfa mills, oil mills. Custom * Shearing up to '/4 inch thickness. Frank Simmons Tin Shop 117 South Broadway Phone 2651 Stepped Up! Gasoline & Tractor Fuel Extra Miles Extra Power Get The Best "I Sell That Stuff" G.O. POETZ OIL CO. Phone 2089 WANTED MEN and WOMEN to follow leads on Hospital Insurant* Great Dc-iand — Good Pay When I n the Hospital friends send Flowers — We Send You Cash SeeUnitedlnsuranceAgency 106 S. First St. Blythevillt^ •"Everything in Insurance" At Ixmcr Rates ALLEY OOP Ready to Go BY V. T. HAMUN H uoub IN OOP'S I BUT WHAT IF YOU rWOR.TEN.TWEMTY) LOSE?HAVEYOU TO ONE.WE STAND / PLENTY OF CCW HEADS TO COVFR BROTHER.WHAT FUN.'\ YOUR LOSES? ij VALUABLE KOMAMCQjN J WHY ASK ME?/ WEIL KNOW 1 rn OKAY; ( IN A FEW YOU'RE nf \ MOMENTS GUYSWHO-sV NOW GONNA fAY/ NOT A SCRATCH' THERE/THAT'S HIM..A Y'DON'T SAY/NOW LOOK OVER TH 1 CHAMP; TWENTY- THERE..TH'GUY WITH TH 1 AX AN' SIX CONTESTS AN' / NARV A CARE/ HE'LL CHOP YOUR MAN DOWN AKI',LIKEA5 NOT, ~,2 ^SW't^T^^^fiWSF. BOOTS A.ND HER BUDDIES Pug Knows Why BY EDGAR MARTIH A. F. Dictrlck

Get access to

  • The largest online newspaper archive
  • 11,200+ newspapers from the 1700s–2000s
  • Millions of additional pages added every month

Try it free